Brackets EOL notice

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Brackets EOL notice

Adobe is committed to delivering exceptional software and services to our customers. It is in our nature to innovate and try new things, and it was in this spirit that we introduced Brackets, a modern open-source code editor for HTML, CSS, and Javascript, in 2014. Brackets was among the first web-based code editors, but the market has matured and other solutions have eclipsed some of the roles Brackets had focused on. As we re-focus on products that broadly provide our customers with the most value, Adobe is announcing the end of support for Brackets as of September 1, 2021.

If you would like to continue using, maintaining, and improving Brackets, you may fork the project on GitHub. Adobe will no longer contribute to the Brackets project or resolve any pull requests or issues contributed via the community on Github starting on March 1, 2021 and will archive the project from GitHub on September 1, 2021.

Through Adobe’s partnership with Microsoft, we encourage users to migrate to Visual Studio Code, a free and extensible code editor from Microsoft for macOS, Linux, and Windows. To support Brackets users and ease the transition, Visual Studio Code recently added extensions that will help Brackets users feel more at home, including adding Brackets keyboard shortcut mapping to Visual Studio Code. You can read more about migrating from Brackets to Visual Studio Code here.

All user data hosted in the extensions registry will be deleted on September 1, 2021. We encourage extension developers to download their data by clicking on the extension name before this date.

We thank our community of more than a million users and extension developers for your support.

25 responses to “Brackets EOL notice”

  1. That makes me really sad, i’ve been using brackets for the past 5years and i absolutely loved it. RIP Brackets

  2. I will continue to use Brackets because all live preview extensions for VS Code are joke in comparison. Even without support, Brackets is still miles ahead of others for HTML and CSS editing.

  3. Understandable, yet sad. Brackets served me well since it came out and even though I’ve been gladly using other code editors (such as VS Code) alongside it, it had a handful of features and quirks not found elsewhere.

    Thanks to the team who worked on it all these years. Hopefully the open source community will pick it up.

  4. there is no editer with real LIVE PREVIEW except brackets. even VS CODE don’t have this great feature. don’t you go. keep me code with this.

  5. Makes me sad as well. I still use Brackets all the time, especially for front-end web development. Plus I have a history as a past contributor. One of my all time favorite open source projects and editors. Sorry to see it go :(.

  6. Honestly I was fairly surprised and very saddened by this message appearing in the editor yesterday. Back in 2015 (when starting my Computer Science B.S.) a friend randomly suggested Brackets as a great text editor. So ever since then it’s been my go-to for both macOS and Windows.

    Just wanted to say thank you to everyone who had a hand in creating and improving Brackets over the past several years–you all have made something that’s helped in defining our workflows :]

  7. sadness! as a beginning web designer, Brackets (specifically the Live Update feature) has been invaluable in understanding how CSS and HTML interact. being able to see how changes to CSS are reflected on the DOM without having to [save > switch windows > refresh > realize i missed a semi-colon > switch windows > save again > switch again > and refresh again] made learning much more streamlined and headache-free. as an earlier post mentioned, in spite of VSCode rapidly becoming the de facto IDE standard, its currently available live preview extensions are nowhere near as good. hopefully the community will step up and keep this project going!

  8. RIP the live preview feature was so awesome and I was so proud to get myself in the about screen for my tiny contribution.

    The project died for me when they took a pause to integrate it with Dreamweaver. Then vs code came out and actually kept innovating and I switched.

  9. Cliqued Media is designing website for its customer since 2006, we love your editor and we offer you our full support where ever you need

  10. Hi,
    Currently, we have announced Brackets as EOL and the support will end on Sep 1, 2021.

    Thanks,
    Brackets Team

  11. VS Code is nowhere near Brackets in terms of usability. Recommending it is like recommending that you hack something together yourself in Terminal. Anybody that knows of a decent (free) code editor for macOS now that Bracket is gone?

  12. I discovered Brackets back 2016 It was love at first sight now It is hard to say good bye. I hope there is a change in the current situation. This is a bad dream.
    Thank you for the excellent work bracket’s team and community.

  13. use repl.it instead of Visual Studio – I have had a look and it not at all intuitive. This is a dreadful mistake by Adobe

  14. This is awful. I teach Web Design and I exclusively use Brackets. VS Code, like others have said, is nowhere near Brackets. We are an Apple-only school so this is super problematic. I echo what R said: anyone know of a good (free) macOS code editor?

  15. Tough for all teachers using Brackets with extensions and live preview for beginner classes in HTML and CSS. This was easy to use, install, and worked on Macs that students all have. Bad decision for education for sure!

  16. very sad news, as said before: for learning html and css currently there is no alternative to brackets. VScode can not replace brackts, it has a completeley different approach, suffers from a very unfriendliy, cluttered and inconsistent UI and lacks important functionality as regards the interaction between code and browser – for didactic purposes this is essential. for years students relied on brackets to learn how web clients work. has the industry lost interest in promoting “web standards” and spraeding literacy for the web?

  17. Even after EOL if I can continue to use Brackets I will, with or without support. Hopefully someone in the dev community will either continue to develop and improve it, or learn from the valuable and powerful features it provides. Code is king and Brackets supports this. Thank you to the dev team who created this outstanding software! Kudos!

  18. Alguém sabe me dizer se o brackets a partir de setembro, vai ser cancelado, ou se apenas não vai mais ter suporte pra ele? Eu recém to aprendendo html por ele e se eu mudar de programa não vou saber nada.

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